Dollar Creek Shared Use Path Now Open to Bikers, Walkers, Joggers
Community Celebrates an Additional 2.2 of 29 Complete Miles of Pathway Around the Lake
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV – October 23, 2018 – A 2.2-mile section of path near Dollar Point is now open, further laying the groundwork for the Tahoe Trail, a multi-use paved path that will one day circumnavigate Lake Tahoe.
Placer County opened the new section of path at a ceremony on October 22. The ribbon-cutting of the path celebrated the now 25 complete miles of contiguous Class 1 bike path from Meeks Bay to Carnelian Bay, including a section of path to Squaw Valley. Users can explore and enjoy the natural areas, many shops, restaurants and sites without needing to get in a vehicle.
“For a long time, the Tahoe Fund and many others in the Basin have envisioned a bike path that completely circles the Lake,” said Tahoe Fund Board Chair Katy Simon Holland. “We’re thankful to Placer County, California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Transportation District, the Federal Highway Administration and especially our donors for helping add more miles toward that goal.”
In partnership with Placer County, California Tahoe Conservancy, Federal Highway Administration and Tahoe Transportation District, Tahoe Fund donors contributed $47,000 to enhance the trail experience at the new Dollar Creek Shared Use Path. This includes three new areas to stop and enjoy the scenery, benches, picnic tables, bike racks and interpretive panels that inform users with interesting environmental education tidbits and facts on the trail.
“People who want to see Tahoe now have another option to enjoy it outside of their car along with having a new non-auto path connection to the North Shore neighborhoods Highlands and Cedar Flat,” said Peter Kraatz, Assistant Director of Placer County Public Works. “Thank you to supporters at the Tahoe Fund who have helped bring to life the trail experience, making it a more fun and safe experience for visitors and locals alike.”
The Tahoe Fund has now partnered on five different sections of bike path that will eventually circumnavigate the entire Lake. Next spring, the East Shore Tahoe Trail (formerly named Incline to Sand Harbor Bike Path) will open to the public thanks to a partnership of 12 public agencies and more than $1 million from private donors of the Tahoe Fund.